By Magnus Effiong
The Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) in Cross River has congratulated winners of last Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly elections which it described as relatively free and fair in terms of conduct and result.
Chairman of IPAC in the State, Comrade Anthony Bissong Attah, in a press conference in Calabar, also commended the people of Cross River for trooping out en-mass to cast their votes.
“We want to congratulate openly Sen Jarigbe Agom Jarigbe, a sitting senator for Cross River North who is won the election as a senator-elect.
“In the same vein, we want to also formally congratulate Mr Asuquo Ekpenyong Jnr, a senator elect Cross River South, and every other person who emerged victorious last Saturday.
“We want to also thank Cross Riverians for coming in their numbers to vote on the 25 day of February. Their voices were heard from Bakassi to the golden hills of Obanliku.
“We commend their civility as they dischaarged their civil obligation at the poll,” Attah, who doubles as the State Chairman of the Young Progressives Party (YPP), said.
Comrade Bissong disclosed that immediately after the elections, IPAC held several meetings to x-ray the processes and outcome of the election, hence the open congratulatory messages to the winners.
He said: “We want to tell the world that we adjudge the election free, fair and credible in Cross River.”
The IPAC Chair said INEC tried its best in Cross River State, noting that unlike some States where there were reported hitched especially on timely arrival of election materials, such was not the case in Cross River.
He however enjoined the electoral umpire to adequately improve on any observed grey areas so as to have a near excellent outing during the governorship election of March 11, 2023.